Category Archives: Dreams

Commentary: The Perils of a Cashless Society

Los Angeles Times – By Mikki Kendall Visa last year offered up to 50 small businesses a $10,000 bounty to go cashless. Though it is still too early to know what will happen to the businesses that won the contest (Visa has not announced the winners yet), the key arguments in favor of cash-abandonment are that it would lead to more efficient service and carry a lower risk of theft. A recent New York Times… Read More »

Is the Stuff You Buy Over 20 Years Worth 40,000 Hours of Time?

I really didn’t feel like writing about money after the events of this past week. It felt hollow. But there has been a big question on my mind for a while about this stuff we call money. Maybe this is as good a time as any for me to see if I can make sense of it by sharing it with you. Think of it as a therapy session for me. You can send me… Read More »

How To Set Up a Trust Fund If You’re Not Rich

Tim Parker If you’ve heard of trust funds but don’t know what they are or how they work, you’re not alone. Many people know just one key fact about trust funds: They’re set up by the ultra-wealthy as a way to protect passing on significant sums of money to family, friends or entities (charities, for example) after they pass away. Only part of the conventional wisdom is true though. Trust funds are designed to allow… Read More »

Time to be Honest About the Fear That’s Getting in Your Way

CARL RICHARDS There is something you have been working on, isn’t there? Something big. Something exciting. Something you have always dreamed of. It’s that perpetual “work in progress” that you tell only your close friends and loved ones about. The novel that is in “final edits.” That website that you are going to start … tomorrow. That email you are going to send your boss explaining why you are quitting your job to be a… Read More »